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During a hearing on May 4, U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper also ordered a key witness to testify, Just the News reported.
Judge Cooper also agreed to special counsel John Durham’s request to review 38 documents that prosecutors want to introduce at trial later this month which Sussmann’s lawyers have attempted to withhold citing attorney-client privilege.
Cooper said he wasn’t convinced the Clinton campaign, Sussmann and his law firm and Fusion GPS should have blanket privilege over the documents, at one point citing a memo of Fusion’s contacts with a reporter as evidence of “assisting a media strategy” rather than legal advice.
The judge also unsealed his order to compel that granted Fusion GPS computer researcher Laura Seago limited immunity and ordered her to testify at trial as special counsel John Durham had sought.